In June I posted two paintings of the Matilija Poppies that are so spectacular in Matilija Poppies!. I went with groups on two more paint-outs with the blooming white poppies as our subjects. Time to post the watercolor and gouaches!
There is a big cluster of the special poppies growing in Eaton Canyon in Pasadena. I painted a watercolor and a gouache the Friday the group was there.
The next day the Saturday paint-out group went to the lower Arroyo Seco in Pasadena to see another area where the poppies are growing. Those were the most gorgeous of the big poppy areas I saw this season. The white poppies were the largest, most ruffled, most fluffy, and in the best condition. Luckily for us painters both days were overcast since the poppies like to grow in full sun. They don't like to be under trees as some of us painters do! The bees really love the poppies as well and were very busy both days. I painted a quick gouache before the sun got too hot and before the bees chased us away.
The Arroyo poppies are across a wash from the Lower Arroyo Casting Pond. It's so calm and such a pretty green color. It's begging to be painted some day. I'll include a view of it from the drive down into the pond area.
|The La Loma bridge in the distance.|